(Newark, De 19702) For the past two months (Dec 2021, Jan 2022), investigators from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit Gang Task Force and Safe Streets​ conducted an extensive investigation into a residence on the 2000 block of Frazer Road in the community of Shelley Farms. 

Sufficient probable cause was established for illicit drug sales coming out of this residence and a search warrant was authored and signed.

On January 26th, 2022,  members of the Mobile Enforcement Team and Drug Control Squad executed the search warrant and arrested 22-year-old Brandon Silva, and 32-year-old Brandon Mason.

At the residence the investigators seized: a 2010 BMW 535, 3 handguns, 4lbs of Marijuana, 59.1 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms, 26 LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide), $2,305 USC, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Both subjects were transported to headquarters and charged.  Brandon Silva was charged with two counts of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Tier 2 Quantity), one count of felony Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and one count of misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released after posting $25,500 secured bail.  

Brandon Mason was charged with one count of felony Possession of a Weapon by Person Prohibited (Controlled Substance) and one count of a civil violation for Possession of Marijuana.  He was also arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of $10,001 secured bail.

A third subject has been charged, but at the time of this media release, he has not yet been apprehended.

Brandon Silva
Brandon Mason


(Newark, De 19702) Wednesday (Jan 19), patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to Fieldstone Lane in the community of Country Creek for the report of a woman trapped under a vehicle. When the officers arrived, they found a 70-year-old woman who had her left arm pinned under her vehicle, a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.

A member of the community had attempted to use a jack, but it was not high enough to lift the vehicle. When the patrol officers arrived, they were able to lift the vehicle high enough to pull her out from underneath.  She was then transported to a local area hospital where she was admitted for her injuries.  She is listed in serious but stable condition.

Investigators from the New Castle County Division of Police Traffic Services Unit arrived on the scene and assumed the investigation. 

The crash investigation is still ongoing, and alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor.

Mark R. Logemann, Chief of the New Castle County Emergency Medical Services Division stated,  “The quick thinking and physical actions of the bystander and the officers from the Division of Police played a major role in this patient being protected from further injury, and possibly death. The Emergency Medical Services Division values the close working relationship we share with our law enforcement partners in our combined mission to serve the citizens of New Castle County.”